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Dakotaz can’t believe Ninja was “triggered” by his Fortnite opinion

Published: 26/Dec/2019 15:01 Updated: 26/Dec/2019 15:05

by Joe Craven


Twitch streamer Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman has criticized members of the Fortnite community who have taken issue with his comments about the game, particularly fellow streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Belvins. 

Christmas Eve saw the Fortnite community transfixed with a high-profile argument between Dakotaz and Ninja, as the two clashed over the former’s criticism of Fortnite. Dakotaz has been both an outspoken fan and critic of the game and its developers, despite continuing to play it on Twitch.

In response, Ninja suggested that streamers who constantly criticize the games they play are detrimental to their success. He also said that the streamers should simply play other games, instead of sticking with a game they find frustrating.

Twitch: dakotaz / Mixer: NinjaDakotaz and Ninja have been at each other’s throats for some time.

Ninja had previously replied to a Dakotaz tweet critical of Fortnite, and the Twitch streamer took issue with Blevins and hit back furiously, blocking him on Twitter and telling him: “Not everyone’s gonna kiss your ass.”

On December 26, Dakotaz was reading a donation message, in which the viewer says that their 9-year-old “won’t quit the game because of your opinion.” This was one of Ninja’s concerns; that young, impressionable players will mindlessly echo the opinions they hear from streamers. 

“Here’s the crazy thing,” Hoffman said. “My opinion wasn’t that bad, you know what I’m saying? All I said was ‘Fortnite’s hot garbage right now’. That’s all I said. Some people were acting like I said ‘yo, Fortnite needs to die’… ‘this game is unhealthy for all of us’.” 

“I said like four words,” Hoffman continued. “Like, what? I said four words! You would’ve thought I did a campaign and a protest against Fortnite. That’s the day and age we live in. People get triggered over four words.”

While Dakotaz does not specifically mention Ninja, it’s hard to imagine he’s referring to anyone else. The pair’s public argument even accrued the attention of Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney. Tenney and Blevins have argued in the past over the ex-FaZe Clan star’s negativity towards Fortnite. 

Dakotaz finished: “You would’ve thought I gathered 14,000 people and started protesting outside their building. You would’ve thought I did that.” 

The argument has split fan opinion. Some argue that Dakotaz is well within his right to criticize the game he is playing, and even suggest Blevins refuses to criticize the game for fear of hindering future collaborations or a relationship with the developer. 

Others argue in favor of Ninja, and say that people like Dakotaz, who regularly criticize Fortnite, would be better off being more positive, or changing game. 

Regardless of the community’s opinions, Hoffman appears slightly surprised that his comments have sparked such a debate. 


Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul / Conor McGregor
Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”


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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”